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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. In Darkness, directed by Anthony Byrne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, Marah Stets was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2018.

2016

Warcraft directed by Duncan Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2016.

2015

Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2015.

2014

Amira & Sam directed by Sean Mullin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2014.

2012

Mud directed by Jeff Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2012.

2011

X-Men: First Class directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2011.

2010

Unthinkable directed by Gregor Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prognosefokus . In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Santa Fe Dead by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2008.

2007

Mr. Brooks directed by Bruce A. Evans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2007.

2006

X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2006.

2004

Direct Action directed by Sidney J. Furie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emma Engle. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. Black Cadillac, directed by John Murlowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Armageddon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2003.

2002

Fatal by Michael Palmer was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Solomon. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Battle Queen 2020, directed by Daniel D'Or, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Lord Of The Silent by Elizabeth Peters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Addison Holley. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Sordid Lives, directed by Del Shores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Teo Halm. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Biwi No. 1, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Megan Goodman. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Omar Jasika. In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Naked by David Sedaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Violett Beane. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Big Girls Don'T Cry by Connie Briscoe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1996.

1995

Casper directed by Brad Silberling was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1995.

1994

Beverly Hills Cop III directed by John Landis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Watson. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Embraced By The Light by Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Spencer Breslin. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. For Love Alone by Ivana Trump was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include AshONasty . In that special week people in US were listening to I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) by Hi-Five. Soapdish, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. You'Ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again by Julia Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Heo Ga-yoon. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Eugénie Le Sommer. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Pink Cadillac, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taeyang (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Moonwalk by Michael Jackson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Luisana Lopilato. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Texasville by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Eric Bellinger. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Vincent Jay. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Joakim Soria. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1984.

1983

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Yannick Bonheur. In that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. The Escape Artist, directed by Caleb Deschanel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The I Love New York Diet by Bess Myerson and Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tabrett Bethell. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Polyester, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michaël Llodra. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Random Winds by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include David Nail. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Wise Blood, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Chad Donella. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lee Hendrie. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Mercer. In that special week people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jack Johnson. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nelson Figueroa. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Working by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Chantal Kreviazuk. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Teresa Giudice. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Craig Hentrich. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tina Fey. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. Two Mules for Sister Sara, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Helena Noguerra. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The April Fools, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Preston. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Osiel Cárdenas. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Under The Eye Of The Storm by John Hersey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Michael Tait. In that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Menfreya In The Morning by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Sully. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1965.

1964

The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marty McSorley. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. Savage Sam, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Cretu. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. The Cabinet of Caligari, directed by Roger Kay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jim Bowden. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yannick Noah. Never on Sunday, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Joy Of Music by Leonard Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Christiane Jean. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. It Happened to Jane, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Toyah Willcox. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. To Live Again by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Michael Cretu. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Love in the Afternoon, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. John Foster Dulles by John Robinson Beal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1957.

1956

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Chow Yun-Fat. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Soldier of Fortune, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1955.

1954

The Gipsy In The Parlour by Margery Sharp was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1954.

1953

Stalag 17 directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Strait. Lovely to Look At, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1952.

1951

Out Of This World by Lowell Thomas Jr was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1951.

1950

Rocketship X-M directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1950.

1949

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1949.

1948

The Time of Your Life directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1948.

1947

Copacabana directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1947.

1945

Molly and Me directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1945.

1944

Mr. Skeffington directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1944.

1943

The Desperadoes directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1943.

1942

It Happened in Flatbush directed by Ray McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1942.

1941

Sunny directed by Herbert Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1941.

1940

Island of Doomed Men directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1940.

1939

The Gorilla directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1939.

1938

Holiday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1938.

1937

This Is My Affair directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1937.

1936

Hearts in Bondage directed by Lew Ayres was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1936.

1935

Border Brigands directed by Nick Grinde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1935.

1934

The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1934.

1933

Damaged Lives directed by Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1933.

1932

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1932.

1922

The Dungeon directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1922.

1919

Different from the Others directed by Richard Oswald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1919.